Singalong! In the Sun by Joseph Arthur

Everyone's getting all uppity on the internet these days about the new Adele single. Yep, I get it, it's good and she's got all those feelings and a voice like oozing diamonds and a really good face and her words are so freaking universal while being just specific enough to make you feel like they're telling your story. Bully for her! Last time Adele was all over the radio I was going through the worst heartbreak of my life and I couldn't listen to her for ages after that, because every single store I went into had one of her songs playing and the pain was just too real and I couldn't stop my feelings.

How does this rambling introduction to Adele tie back to the fact that this week's singalong is for Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun"? Well, Adele is a singer that people cry to, and this is a song I used to cry to all the time. Like, constantly. I heard it first in the movie Saved! (a movie that basically put an indie-style-quirkily-humorous-yet-poignant knife through my spiritual journey at the time) and it just killed me. Last week I was hanging out with some friends and this song came on. "Oh man, I used to listen to this song and cry all the time in university", I casually mentioned. My friend Marc couldn't understand what was sad about the song - why was I crying? Then my friend Suvi said, "Oh Marc, you don't get it. Something doesn't have to be sad to make a girl cry."

Also, FUN FACT ALERT! In looking up the lyrics to this song I learned that it was originally recorded by none other than Peter Gabriel! High five, Pete!

PS: I just realized that today is Halloween and I probably should be posting something spooky.  Sorry for ruining your Halloween fun with my lame university cry-fest!


IN THE SUN
by Joseph Arthur (but originally Peter Gabriel)

I picture you in the sun wondering what went wrong
And falling down on your knees asking for sympathy
And being caught in between all you wish for and all you seen
And trying to find anything you can feel that you can believe in

May God's love be with you
Always
May God's love be with you

I know I would apologize if I could see your eyes
'Cause when you showed me myself I became someone else
But I was caught in between all you wish for and all you need
I picture you fast asleep
A nightmare comes
You can't keep awake

May God's love be with you
Always
May God's love be with you

'Cause if I find
If I find my own way
How much will I find
If I find
If I find my own way
How much will I find
You

I don't know anymore
What it's for
I'm not even sure
If there is anyone who is in the sun
Will you help me to understand
'Cause I been caught in between all I wish for and all I need
Maybe you're not even sure what it's for
Any more than me

May God's love be with you
Always
May God's love be with you


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